Venezuela halts talks with opposition in protest of US sanctions

Venezuela halts talks with opposition in protest of US sanctions

Washington has frozen numerous assets belonging to Caracas officials.

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US sanctions on Venezuela dubbed ‘attack on private property and threat to world order’

US sanctions on Venezuela dubbed ‘attack on private property and threat to world order’

The US government has warned that foreign firms who do business with Nicolas Maduro’s government will face retaliation.

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Mile-long queues for petrol in oil-rich Venezuela

Mile-long queues for petrol in oil-rich Venezuela

Some drivers reported having to wait almost 24 hours to fill up.

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'Military action is possible,' says US Secretary of State as woman dies in latest Venezuala clashes

'Military action is possible,' says US Secretary of State as woman dies in latest Venezuala clashes

A woman has died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Venezuela.

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Defiant Venezuela president ridicules opposition attempts to oust him

Defiant Venezuela president ridicules opposition attempts to oust him

Nicolas Maduro’s supporters gathered near the presidential palace after US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido had urged an uprising to topple him.

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Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido and Maduro vie for power

Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido and Maduro vie for power

Juan Guaido pressed Venezuelans to take to the streets again on Wednesday.

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Venezuela opposition leader urges military to end rule of Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela opposition leader urges military to end rule of Nicolas Maduro

Some soldiers have rebelled against the president but President Maduro claimed he retained the loyalty of senior commanders.

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White House backs Venezuela ‘freedom’ push while Russia condemns ‘coup bid’

White House backs Venezuela ‘freedom’ push while Russia condemns ‘coup bid’

It follows opposition leader Juan Guaido’s attempts to back a military uprising against Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela: Indigenous people are forgotten victims of crisis as profits trump rights

Venezuela: Indigenous people are forgotten victims of crisis as profits trump rights

It appeared to be a confrontation between humanitarianism and military force.

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Venezuela’s Juan Guaido calls for military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido calls for military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro

The US-backed opposition leader, who considers himself the legitimate president, made the call in a video with soldiers.

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First shipment of Red Cross aid arrives in Venezuela

First shipment of Red Cross aid arrives in Venezuela

Images shared on social media showed workers in blue vests with the Red Cross emblem lowering boxes of aid from a plane.

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Maduro loyalists strip Venezuela’s Juan Guaido of immunity

Maduro loyalists strip Venezuela’s Juan Guaido of immunity

Juan Guaido has embarked on an international campaign to topple Nicolas Maduro’s administration.

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Venezuela’s Maduro announces power rationing amid outages

Venezuela’s Maduro announces power rationing amid outages

Recent outages have cut off the water supply and communications for days at a time.

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Red Cross set to deliver aid to Venezuela

Red Cross set to deliver aid to Venezuela

The organisation is expected to start distributing supplies in around a fortnight.

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Venezuelans search for water as new blackouts hit nationwide

Venezuelans search for water as new blackouts hit nationwide

Schools, offices and factories were closed during the blackouts.

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White House welcome for wife of Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido

White House welcome for wife of Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido

Fabiana Rosales has emerged as a prominent figure in efforts to oust Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuelans in the dark as rivals trade blame for power cuts

Venezuelans in the dark as rivals trade blame for power cuts

The majority of the country’s 23 states have been affected by the outage.

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Venezuelan government targets Guaido over national blackout

Venezuelan government targets Guaido over national blackout

Venezuela’s attorney general escalated the confrontation between the government and the opposition leader.

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Venezuela says breakdown in talks led to US withdrawal

Venezuela says breakdown in talks led to US withdrawal

Nicolas Maduro’s government cut ties with the US in January over its recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s rightful leader.

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US to remove diplomats from Venezuela following energy blackouts

US to remove diplomats from Venezuela following energy blackouts

There is a deepening political crisis in the South American country.

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Thousands join rival protests on streets of Venezuela

Thousands join rival protests on streets of Venezuela

Many vented their anger over a nationwide blackout and shortages of basic necessities.

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Massive power cut in Venezuela raises tensions amid crisis

Massive power cut in Venezuela raises tensions amid crisis

Venezuela’s socialist government blasted the outage as an ‘electrical war’ directed by the United States.

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Venezuela orders German ambassador to leave country

Venezuela orders German ambassador to leave country

Foreign minister Jorge Arreaza said Daniel Kriener interfered in Venezuela’s internal affairs and allied himself with ‘extremist sectors’.

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Maduro denounces opponents as Guaido returns to Venezuela with renewed campaign

Maduro denounces opponents as Guaido returns to Venezuela with renewed campaign

Juan Guaido, the man who says he is the rightful president, made an appeal for support from state unions.

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Guaido asks state workers for support in push to oust Maduro

Guaido asks state workers for support in push to oust Maduro

Juan Guaido addressed a meeting at the offices of an engineers’ association in Caracas.

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Opposition leader Juan Guaido returns to Venezuela to challenge Maduro

Opposition leader Juan Guaido returns to Venezuela to challenge Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has arrived back in Venezuela to renew his campaign to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuelan Vice President visits Moscow to rally support

Venezuelan Vice President visits Moscow to rally support

Venezuela's vice president is visiting Russia, seeking stronger ties with Moscow amid mounting pressure from the United States.

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Venezuela’s would-be leader says he is returning to Caracas

Venezuela’s would-be leader says he is returning to Caracas

Juan Guaido was speaking in Brazil but suggested he faced threats from President Nicolas Maduro.

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War in Venezuela is now a scary possibility

War in Venezuela is now a scary possibility

In recognising opposition leader Juan Guaido as president, the US misread the 100,000-strong army’s loyalty to dictator Nicolas Maduro, say Jeffrey Sachs and Francisco Rodríguez.

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Venezuela proposes talks between Donald Trump and Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela proposes talks between Donald Trump and Nicolas Maduro

The US has recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president while Mr Maduro continues to govern the country.

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US announces new sanctions on allies of Venezuela's Maduro

US announces new sanctions on allies of Venezuela's Maduro

The moves come as an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from security forces who remain loyal to the socialist leader.

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Venezuela: Troops fire tear gas at residents on border with Columbia

Venezuela: Troops fire tear gas at residents on border with Columbia

President Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept the food and medical supplies donated largely by the United States.

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Why Maduro is blocking Venezuela-bound humanitarian aid when so many people in his country need it

Why Maduro is blocking Venezuela-bound humanitarian aid when so many people in his country need it

These shipments are rarely just about saving lives, writes Morten Wendelbo.

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Trump pleads with Venezuela’s military to back Guaido

Trump pleads with Venezuela’s military to back Guaido

The US president’s words earned a scathing riposte from the country’s leader.

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US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

Two of three scheduled Air Force C-17 cargo planes that took off from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida had landed in Cucuta.

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US sending new shipment of aid to Venezuelan border

US sending new shipment of aid to Venezuelan border

The 250 tons of emergency supplies will begin arriving on Saturday in the Colombian border city of Cucuta.

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Maduro challenger plans to deliver aid to Venezuela

Maduro challenger plans to deliver aid to Venezuela

There will be an 11-day wait for the aid, opposition leader Juan Guaido said.

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Irish government recognises Juan Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

Irish government recognises Juan Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

Ireland has become the latest EU country to recognise Juan Guaidó as the interim President of Venezuela.

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Thornberry calls for dialogue over future of Venezuela’s Maduro

Thornberry calls for dialogue over future of Venezuela’s Maduro

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry called for timely elections but declined to recognise Venezuela’s opposition leader as interim president.

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Readers' blog: Maduro was fairly elected in Venezuela

Readers' blog: Maduro was fairly elected in Venezuela

As I write the US is organising the groundwork for a coup in Venezuela. Things are progressing along a tried and tested plan which was used in Chile in 1973 and recently in Ukraine.

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UK recognises Juan Guaido as interim leader of Venezuela

UK recognises Juan Guaido as interim leader of Venezuela

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt called for ‘credible’ presidential elections to end the current crisis.

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Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro proposes early Assembly elections

Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro proposes early Assembly elections

It appeared to be a move to outmanoeuvre the opposition led by Juan Guaido on a day of large protests and counter-protests.

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Venezuelan opposition leader rejects mediation offers

Venezuelan opposition leader rejects mediation offers

Juan Guaido urged Mexico and Uruguay to back Venezuela’s struggle.

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Venezuela opposition leader tells police: Leave my family alone

Venezuela opposition leader tells police: Leave my family alone

The country’s police denied that special agents had gone to Mr Guaido’s home.

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Venezuela opposition leader says security forces came to wife’s apartment

Venezuela opposition leader says security forces came to wife’s apartment

Juan Guaido said it was an attempt by the ‘dictatorship’ to intimidate him.

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Reader's Blog: US and UK risking civil war in Venezuela

Reader's Blog: US and UK risking civil war in Venezuela

Venezuela may be on the brink of civil war. What should we be doing?

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Venezuela’s president visits troops while opposition chief rallies countrywide protests

Venezuela’s president visits troops while opposition chief rallies countrywide protests

President Nicolas Maduro warned the US it would face another Vietnam if it intervened.

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Maduro offers to negotiate with opposition amid Venezuela crisis

Maduro offers to negotiate with opposition amid Venezuela crisis

Opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president last week.

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Venezuela prosecutors seek to ban opposition leader from leaving country

Venezuela prosecutors seek to ban opposition leader from leaving country

The Venezuelan opposition leader who has declared himself the country's rightful president has said US sanctions against the state-owned oil company fall in line with requests politicians have made to "protect" the nation's assets abroad.

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US envoy ‘meeting Maduro officials in Venezuela’

US envoy ‘meeting Maduro officials in Venezuela’

The two countries broke relations last week after Donald Trump recognised opposition legislator Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader.

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Former UN rapporteur: US sanctions against Venezuela causing economic and humanitarian crisis

Former UN rapporteur: US sanctions against Venezuela causing economic and humanitarian crisis

A former United Nations rapporteur has criticised the US for engaging in “economic warfare” against Venezuela which he claimed was the real reason for the economic and humanitarian crisis facing the country.

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Juan Guaido and Nicolas Maduro court the military in Venezuelan power struggle

Juan Guaido and Nicolas Maduro court the military in Venezuelan power struggle

Venezuela is facing a new chapter of political turmoil.

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US diplomats leaving Venezuela amid political crisis

US diplomats leaving Venezuela amid political crisis

Defiant President Nicolas Maduro has called all Venezuelan diplomats home from the US and closed its embassy in Washington.

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Trump says all options are on the table as Venezuelan power struggle continues

Trump says all options are on the table as Venezuelan power struggle continues

Mr Maduro has hit back against his opponent Juan Guaido.

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Vladimir Putin offers support to embattled Venezuelan president

Vladimir Putin offers support to embattled Venezuelan president

Russia’s leader said Nicolas Maduro led the ‘legitimate government’ the day after Donald Trump recognised an opposition leader as interim president.

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Who is Venezuelan would-be president Juan Guaido?

Who is Venezuelan would-be president Juan Guaido?

The fresh-faced 35-year-old was plucked from anonymity and named as president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly in early January.

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Venezuela to break diplomatic relations with US;  President Maduro gives diplomats 72 hours to leave

Venezuela to break diplomatic relations with US; President Maduro gives diplomats 72 hours to leave

Addressing supporters today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has reportedly revealed he is to break diplomatic relations with the US.

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Venezuelans take to the streets against Maduro

Venezuelans take to the streets against Maduro

Venezuelans are marching in the streets and waving their nation's flag as they demand that President Nicolas Maduro step down from power.

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Angelina Jolie seeks support for Venezuelan refugees

Angelina Jolie seeks support for Venezuelan refugees

More than 1.9 million people have left Venezuela since 2015 and some 400,000 have moved to Peru.

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Venezuelan leader Maduro draws fury over lavish meal

Venezuelan leader Maduro draws fury over lavish meal

Mr Maduro visited the famed Nusr-Et steakhouse in Istanbul when he stopped over briefly in Turkey.

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